Are Restaurant Critics Obsolete?

The 2008 James Beard Awards for best restaurant, best chef, best cookbook, etc. were announced yesterday, and Minnesota got skunked. We had three chefs in the running for Best Chef Midwest – Isaac Becker of the 112 Eatery, Tim McKee of La Belle Vie and Solera, and Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Brasa, which […]

A Bone to Pick with Andrew Zimmern

I was going to tell you about my most memorable dining experiences of this past year, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. There is more pressing business at hand: Andrew Zimmern’s recent blog post. I have only met Andrew – who writes about restaurants for Mpls-St.Paul magazine – a couple of times, but […]